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"I would hope it causes the athletic directors at schools like Texas and Oklahoma to get a little excited as well and realize that they could do something truly special. To me, Bristol just gave proof positive that the concept is legitimate, has legs, and is something that more colleges should consi...

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09/28/01
Nike's New Jordan Sneaker

At 1:01am ET Saturday, Nike will unveil at jumpman23.com a black and metallic silver version of its Air Jordan XVI Low, the "convertible" shoe with a collar allowing it to switch from low-top to high-

Tags: Basketball, NBA, Nike, Reebok, Washington Wizards

09/28/01
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Bears Forfeit Naming Rights For Good In a move seen as necessary for the Bears to move forward with plans to renovate Soldier Field, the team agreed yesterday to "permanently forfeit" the right to sel

09/28/01
U.S. Grand Prix Set For Sunday

Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) execs said that the speedway will sell, "at most," 175,000 tickets for Sunday''s Formula One U.S. Grand Prix, compared with 200,000 last year, according to Dana Knigh

Tags: Formula One, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Motorsports

09/28/01
Nielsen//NetRatings

The following are the top sports Internet properties accessed from home, as ranked by Nielsen//NetRatings by unique audience, for the week ending September 23, 2001. "Unique audience" = the number of

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Football, MLB, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBA, NFL, Media, Vulcan Ventures

09/28/01
Wizards Tickets Still Hot

Two days after Michael Jordan announced his decision to return to the NBA, the Wizards "again sold a large number of season tickets yesterday," according to Steve Wyche of the WASHINGTON POST. The tea

Tags: Basketball, Franchises, NBA, Washington Wizards

09/28/01
LPGA Faces Many Issues

LPGA Commissioner Ty Votaw LPGA Tour players and administrators have been "coming to grips with what lies ahead: a later start to the 2002 season, fewer events and a tougher economic climate in which

Tags: Golf, Leagues and Governing Bodies, LPGA, PGA Tour

09/28/01
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My Newer Kentucky Home Churchill Downs announces $127M upgrade of facility, including suites, club seating and lights around the track. Second Time Around After triumphant return to the states in ''00

09/28/01
Nike To Unveil Clubs & Balls

The "long-rumored Nike Golf line of clubs will become a reality this fall when Bridgestone Sports opens a plant" in OR, according to Ron Sirak of GOLF WORLD BUSINESS, who reported Nike plans to unveil

Tags: Golf, Nike, PGA Tour

09/28/01
NBC Adds Williams To Studio

Former NBAer and MLL NJ Storm co-Owner Jayson Williams has "agreed to become a part of NBC''s studio show for its NBA telecasts this season," according to Don Burke of the Newark STAR-LEDGER (9/28). D

Tags: ABC, Basketball, CBS, ESPN, Football, Major League Lacrosse, NBA, NBC, NFL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

09/28/01
Jaguars Blacked Out For 1st Time

The Jaguars fell almost 6,000 tickets short of a sellout Thursday for Sunday''s game against the Browns and "will be forced to black out a home game on television for the first time in their seven-yea

Tags: CBS, Cleveland Browns, Football, Franchises, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL, Viacom

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